Frequently Asked Questions

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I received a traffic ticket, what do I do?

When you receive a traffic violation please note that the date on the ticket is for you to answer the ticket by either pleading guilty or not guilty. You will not see the Judge at that time. Please read the following explanation as to how to plead on your ticket and either drop it off at our office any time during office hours or send it to us by mail.

Pleading Guilty
You can plead guilty by mail by following the instructions on the ticket and sending the signed form to Greece Town Court, 4 Vince Tofany Blvd, Rochester, NY 14612. Upon receiving the guilty plea a Judge will determine the fine and the court will notify you of the amount by mail.

You will be expected to send the fine to the court within 21 business days by bank draft or money order payable to Greece Town Court or by credit card (Visa or Master Card).

You may also pay at the Court Clerk Office window with cash, Visa or MasterCard.


Pleading Not Guilty
You can plead not guilty by mail, using your copy of the ticket given to you by the Officer. Please read the instructions on the ticket and send the completed form to

Greece Town Court
4 Vince Tofany Blvd
Rochester, NY 14612

You have the option of requesting a supporting deposition which is a sworn statement from the ticketing officer that contains a more detailed explanation of the basis for the charge than is provided on the ticket. The supporting deposition is usually generated by the Officer at the time of the stop now that most tickets are being written electronically.

Upon receipt of your not guilty plea the court will schedule a new court date which you will receive by mail. At this time, you will talk to the town prosecutor about a disposition of your case. If a resolution has not been agreed to and the Officer is needed to commence a trial, your case will be adjourned to another date so that we can subpoena the police officer to testify.

A trial is the proceeding at which a judge will make a determination whether you are guilty or not guilty. At the trial the officer who issued the ticket will testify and you will have the opportunity to cross-examine him/her. Thereafter you and your witnesses if any will have the opportunity to testify. The town prosecutor can cross-examine your witnesses and you. When the testimony is completed the Judge will make a decision and will usually announce it in court at the trial. If you are found not guilty, the matter is completed. If you are found guilty, the judge will determine the fine.

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